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RSS exported event times

OK.. This is.. one of those things that wraps around itself 7 or 8 times.

And.. I'm not ENTIRELY sure.. Well, let me show you..


ok.. So, event is in the calendar as 10pm GMT -5

In the database as 2012-07-10 03:00:00

Which is correct.. EXCEPT for the fact.. That while DST is in effect.. US East Coast time is NOT GMT -5, it's GMT -4. (Semantics, yes)

Right now, it's

Monday, 9 July
6:41:12 p.m.

GMT time

It's 2:41pm here in GMT -5.. Which.. Since we're in DST, we're actually 'in' GMT -4

The RSS export has the pubdate as

        <pubDate>Tue, 10 Jul 2012 03:00:00 +0000</pubDate>

Which.. 3am GMT would be 11pm GMT -"5"

Is this.. A problem with how Firefox and other RSS readers are displaying it? How we're generating it?

It's almost like we need to remove the TZ offset for the user before sending it.. Or, not the timezone offset, but, the timezone offset MINUS an hour for DST, if it's in effect. Which.. We have no real way to figure out.

But.. then this comes back to the whole 'guest' thing. We can't tell whether a guest is DST or not, so, we always say "not".. The difference here.. Instead of it always being an hour behind, it's an hour ahead.

Status: Duplicate
Version: 3.3.1
Fixed In:


This is actually part of this existing report. It's the same issue, just showing up in another area: